Oscars draws eight-year low US TV audience

Oscars draws eight-year low US TV audience

The ABC TV network said Monday 34. 34.3 million Americans watched the 2016 Oscars, the lowest ratings in eight years for the glitzy culmination to Hollywood’s annual awards season. Despite headlines generated by a race row embroiling the 88th Academy Awards, the audience was six percent down on last year’s 36.6 million in the same […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

(Relaxnews) – Nominees for the 19th annual Webby Awards were announced on April 7, with Vice, Vine, Refinery29, Michelle Phan and Ellen DeGeneres all getting nods. According to organizers, those earning the highest number of nominations include Vice Media (17), CollegeHumor (9), Funny or Die (8), HBO (8), The Guardian (7), Comedy Central (6) and […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
Taylor Swift takes the reins on global social media chart: Starcount

Taylor Swift takes the reins on global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Taylor Swift continued to work her social media mojo for the week of October 27 through November 2, taking the top spot on Starcount’s global social media chart in the wake of her latest album release. In the US, Billboard reported that the star’s LP “1989” was on track to reach 1.3 million sales in […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Iron Man returns for ‘Captain America 3’

Iron Man returns for ‘Captain America 3’

(Relaxnews) – All becomes clear regarding Robert Downey Jr.’s ongoing involvement in Marvel’s crossover film franchises, as his Iron Man character is set to kick off a new story arc in “Captain America 3.” The addition of RDJ as Tony Stark/Iron Man means that Marvel’s Civil War storyline is set to move from comic book […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Iron Man 4’ is and isn’t happening, says Robert Downey Jr.

‘Iron Man 4’ is and isn’t happening, says Robert Downey Jr.

(Relaxnews) – Speculation builds around Robert Downey Jr.’s role in future “Iron Man” installments after conflicting quotes emerge from US talk shows. The Iron Man character will continue to appear in Marvel’s film franchise but may not get another solo film for a while. That’s the conclusion drawn from apparently contradictory statements that Robert Downey […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry is the most popular person on social media for the week of September 29 to October 5, according to Starcount, and country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift takes the fourth-place spot on Starcount’s chart as she generates buzz for her coming album. Katy Perry enjoyed another successful week on social media, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Robin Williams tributes

Robin Williams tributes

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Tributes to Robin Williams after the actor’s death from suspected suicide on Monday: “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. “He made us laugh. He made us cry. He […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Actor Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide

Actor Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, has died from suspected suicide after a battle with depression, triggering an outpouring of grief and tributes for one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation. The 63-year-old star of blockbusters such as “Good Will Hunting,” “Good Morning Vietnam” and “Mrs Doubtfire” was found dead […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Samsung celebrated a viral marketing coup Wednesday after a Boston Red Sox baseball star used one of its smartphones to snap a selfie at the White House with Barack Obama. Obama hosted the World Series champions Tuesday when first baseman and designated hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz grabbed a cheerful shot of himself […]

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry takes the top spot on Starcount’s global social media chart for the week of March 17-23. She is followed by Shakira, whose self-titled album is out this week. Katy Perry earned an impressive 58 million YouTube views over the past week and expanded her Twitter following by 196,453 people. […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Charice: High-voltage baby set to conquer world’s stages this year

Charice: High-voltage baby set to conquer world’s stages this year

OPRAH WINFREY called her “the most talented girl in the world.” Super producer David Foster (Andre Bocelli, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston) called her his favorite singer. Josh Groban said she possesses one of the most beautiful voices he’s heard in a long time. “When that girl opens her mouth, angels fly out,” gushed “Glee” […]

14.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Oscars host DeGeneres helps TV ratings to 10-year high

Oscars host DeGeneres helps TV ratings to 10-year high

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Oscars telecast ratings hit a 10-year high, preliminary data showed Monday, as Ellen DeGeneres won plaudits for her slick hosting of Hollywood’s biggest night — and broke a Twitter record. The 86th Academy Awards were seen by 43 million Americans Sunday, drawing the biggest audience of any entertainment program since the […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres impresses as Oscar host

Funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres impresses as Oscar host

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Ellen DeGeneres lit up the Oscars on her return as host on Sunday, ordering pizza, taking a star-studded selfie and poking fun at her audience in a well-received performance on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. The 56-year-old comic followed confidently in the footsteps of celebrated Oscars hosts such as Billy […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
86th Academy Awards show opens after hotly contested race

86th Academy Awards show opens after hotly contested race

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – The 86th Academy Awards show kicked off Sunday, as Hollywood’s finest gathered after one of the fiercest Oscars races in years, with no clear frontrunner for the coveted best picture prize. Harrowing historical drama “12 Years a Slave,” 3D space thriller “Gravity” and 1970s crime caper “American Hustle” are hotly tipped […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Hollywood set for Oscars drama as storms ease

Hollywood set for Oscars drama as storms ease

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Hollywood counted down the hours Sunday as stars gathered for the most fiercely contested Oscars show in decades, with three movies leading the field for Tinseltown’s most highly coveted prizes. Organizers were praying for the rain to hold off, after a huge storm hit just before the Academy Awards weekend, drenching […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
What the stars will be eating on Oscar night

What the stars will be eating on Oscar night

(Relaxnews) – On the glitziest night of the year, those celebrities who do deign to eat will sip shots of carrot orange gazpacho and nibble on crispy lobster dumplings and popcorn-topped panna cotta. Those are among some of the 50 dishes that will be on offer Oscar night from the chef known as the caterer […]

U2 to play Mandela song at Oscars

U2 to play Mandela song at Oscars

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Irish rock veterans U2 will play their Oscar-nominated song “Ordinary Love” from the movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” at this year’s Academy Awards, organizers announced Wednesday. The March 2 performance at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood will be the first time U2 has played the song live, said Craig Zadan and […]

13.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Ellen DeGeneres and John Turturro in tech ads from 2014 Super Bowl

Ellen DeGeneres and John Turturro in tech ads from 2014 Super Bowl

(Relaxnews) – This year as always, advertisers stepped up their game for the Super Bowl, airing their star commercials to one of the widest TV audiences of the year. In 2014, a number of celebrities lent their faces to ads for online services and tech gadgets. TV presenter and actress Ellen DeGeneres introduced audiences to […]

03.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Ellen DeGeneres named America’s favorite TV personality

Ellen DeGeneres named America’s favorite TV personality

(Relaxnews) – The talk show host and MC of the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony tops the list of the most beloved TV icons in the US, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. For the second consecutive year, Ellen DeGeneres has taken first place in the ranking, ahead of Mark Harmon, the star of America’s […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Oscars broadcast to celebrate movie heroes

Oscars broadcast to celebrate movie heroes

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The 86th Academy Awards ceremony on March 2 will pay tribute to movie heroes from past and present, producers said Tuesday of the much-anticipated Oscars, the climax of Hollywood’s awards season. After last year’s musical theme, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron — back for a second year — said in a […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
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